Out comedian Kevin Allison brings award-winning podcast to Tampa and Orlando

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Comedian Kevin Allison knows a thing or two about coming out. As one part of the hive-mind behind MTV’s cult classic sketch series “The State,” Allison publicly came out in the mid-’90s. He says it was an easy decision because he knew he was gay with his first conscious thoughts.

Since then, he’s dedicated his life to helping others come out, not just as a member of the LGBTQ community, but about anything—utilizing his award-winning live show and podcast “RISK.” With over two million monthly downloads, it highlights real people (and the occasional celebrity) as they share real stories in public that they never thought they’d dare to discuss.

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Screened Out – FFF’s Slash and The Other Kids

By : Stephen Miller
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One of the aspects that has kept the Florida Film Festival going so strong in its 25 years is a fierce commitment to edgy, outsider films. A couple LGBT films this year definitely explore this filmic vision. Slash and The Other Kids delve into the tangled teenage issues of sexual identity, sexual confusion and coming out. Both movies have already played once; you’ll get only one more chance during the festival.

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